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Sutardja Center Announces Partnership with Jacobs Institute
October 28, 2015

Over 80 people gathered today in the newly built Jacobs Hall, which recently opened its doors in Fall 2015 as the new home of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, to announce a partnership between the Sutardja Center and the Jacobs Institute. By combining the Sutardja Center’s expertise in techno-centric entrepreneurship and the Jacobs Institute’s knowledge of user experience and design, the collaboration hopes to achieve more innovative project outcomes for students and partners.
 
The event also introduced the Sutardja Center’s new Global Innovation Partner program. The five global partners that are currently participating in the program include PhilDev (Philippines), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Shantou University (China) and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Korea). Representatives from PhilDev, Chile and UFMG were in attendance and received certificates recognizing them as key contributors for Global Innovation between their university and UC Berkeley. Attendees also included the Dean of the College of Engineering, Shankar Sastry, Jacobs Institute Faculty Director, David Dornfield, and the Sutardja Center’s Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Ikhlaq Sidhu.